Steam Deck flooded the headlines last week, after the Valve company finally decided to present the product officially after the May leak: we are talking about a portable console capable of running the games that users have in their Steam library, also offering features and characteristics of Valve’s digital store (such as saving in the cloud or chat). In addition to allowing us to expand your storage capacity with a microSD card slot, players will also be able to upgrade the SSD of any of the three Steam Deck models with its own M.2 2230 SSD slot.
Steam Deck: The SSD can also be expanded
When the Steam Deck laptop is launched in December (we remind you that reservations can already be made) you will have three models to choose from: although 256GB and 512GB versions will have an internal NVMe SSD, the base model, which offers 64GB of internal storage, use an eMMC drive. However, this week we were able to take a look at the storage options offered by the three models.
Valve boss Gabe Newell recently sat down to answer user questions via email (via email). Reddit). In one of these emails, Newell confirmed that Steam Deck offers a M.2 2230 SSD slot in its three models. This means that gamers will have the option to upgrade and expand the internal storage of the console themselves. Mind you: it should be noted that the M.2 2230 drives are not exactly cheap, but it is good that gamers have the option of, at some point, thus improving the capacity of the device.
Steam Deck allow you to expand your internal storage with an M.2 2230 slot
This detail makes Steam Deck give players even more freedom when it comes to including modifications to the system. In fact, despite the fact that the console comes with SteamOS 3.0, based on Linux, we can install any software or operating system we want. On the other hand, the console has already undergone the first tests, concluding that it has the characteristics to run games almost like the new generation of consoles, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S.
We remind you that Steam Deck will be available in the month of December. To know all its technical specifications, we invite you to read our article.